Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Further Peace Overtures

Upwards of 400 Australian police officers conducted simultaneous raids across the country yesterday, arresting 16 people and discovering caches of chemicals/bomb making material after a long investigation. The planned attacks are rumored to be along the lines of the London and Madrid train bombings. By some odd chance, all of the arrestees were - can you guess? - muslim! And followers of an imam who claims osama is a good guy!

Read the Yahoo story here. News.com in Australia has a coverage and a number of links at the bottom of the page for more.

12 Comments:

Anonymous no worries, mate! said...

Make no mistake about Oz. Despite the raids on Muslim terrorists in and around Sydney and Melbourne, I could easily live out my retirement in Australia. Great, friendly, fun-loving people. Amazingly low violent crime rate, particularly between strangers.

Aside from my love for the USA, I'd love to spend at least half the year in Oz. I may well return for my third visit this winter (it's their summer)--for a few months. The constabulary will always show professional courtesy by directing you to the best, inexpensive lodgings and restaurants. Great cuisine (check out the barramundi, lobster and lamb), the friendliest, most beautiful and charming women(men). God, do they love their cold beer (local wines) and partying.

My only complaints: Australia lacks the ethnic diversity of the USA. The Aborigines constitute only one percent of the population. That 17-hour flight out of LAX can also be a trans-Pacific ordeal. Also, once you arrive, you may not want to return.

If you really want to get away from it all and enjoy the good life, put Australia on the top of your list.

G'day, mates!

11/08/2005 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite their low crime rate, the Glock .40 S&W caliber pistol is standard police issue throughout Australia. Visitors of all ethnic backgrounds are warmly welcomed. However, the Aussies will not tolerate thugs and terrorists. It would be a very serious miscalculation to interpret Aussie friendliness as a tolerance for assholes.

11/08/2005 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send mayor daley there for some lessons

11/08/2005 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to pose a hypothetical question to any and all bloggers.

If you could live COMFORTABLY anywhere on the planet EXCEPT the U.S.A., where would you live your life? You income would be adjusted for cost of living and as many as a dozen friends and family members could join you. Assume no financial problems.

11/08/2005 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Australia or N.Z. ...........even with their stupid gunc ontrol laws they seem to be the best......

11/08/2005 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:08, Chile'

11/08/2005 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Australia. Either Perth, Sydney or Melbourne.

11/08/2005 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuscany in Italy, close to Florence and the Italian Riviera.

11/08/2005 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mexico. Itg's just like living here in Chicago.

11/08/2005 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My own private island. You tresspass you die!!!

11/08/2005 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Norwood Park. The homes are nice and big, lots are humongous and alot of the bosses live up their. Can't afford it yet but when I retire I can probablt swing it.

11/09/2005 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:11:27 am

Your choice can't be in the USA, let alone Chicago and Norwood Park.

Try again.

11/09/2005 10:18:00 AM  

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